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Pastor: Sarah B. Linn

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Rev. Dr. Sarah B. Linn has nearly 20 years of experience in international Christian relief and development in over a dozen countries. From 2003-2009, she lived and worked in the Republic of Yemen, studying Arabic and starting a network of adult education centers. 

After returning from Yemen, Sarah was ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has been part of  Creede Community Church since 2017.

 

In addition to earlier degrees (a BA in English Literature and MA in Higher Ed Administration/Student Development from Bowling Green State University), Sarah received her M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and her Doctor of Ministry degree, focused on improvisational leadership, from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Wed. Word - Feb. 21
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This Lenten season, we're reading “Were You There? Reflections on the Spirituals,” by Luke A. Powery.

If you’re using the Bible

to argue for oppression, exclusion, or violence,

then you’ve misunderstood

both the story and the storyteller.
—Nathan Hamm

 

On the second Sunday in Lent, we’re reading Mark 8:31-38 where Jesus tells his disciples that he’s going to suffer and be killed and rise after three days. Peter “scolds” Jesus at the very thought (which doesn’t go over well). Willing self-donation is God’s modis operandi, God’s way of thinking (v.33). Jesus insists it’s our way, too. (Think Philippians 2: “Adopt the same attitude that was in Christ Jesus: Since he was in the form of God, he didn’t consider being equal to God something to exploit but emptied himself…”).

 

Human thinking seeks power and accumulation. But our souls are made for something more. Every day, we have a thousand opportunities to lay our lives down and gain our souls. Jesus asks, in essence (v. 36), Why would people live any other way?

 

See you on Sunday,

Sarah

 

P. S. Listen to recent sermons right here.

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